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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350378/eq-5d-studies-in-cardiovascular-diseases-in-eight-central-and-eastern-european-countries-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Paulina Batóg, Fanni Rencz, Márta Péntek, László Gulácsi, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, Judit Simon, Valentin Brodszky, Petra Baji, Jakub Závada, Guenka Petrova, Alexandru Rotar, Dominik Golicki
BACKGROUND: The measurement of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) by validated generic instruments, such as EQ-5D, becomes an increasingly important tool for the assessment of health care in a wide range of different diagnoses. AIM: To systematically review EQ-5D literature generated in cardiovascular diseases in eight selected Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries. METHODS: A structured literature search was conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, CINAHL, PsycINFO, the Cochrane Library and the EuroQol website up to November 2016...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348896/prognostic-value-of-long-non-coding-rna-pvt1-as-a-novel-biomarker-in-various-cancers-a-meta-analysis
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Shikai Zhu, Ping Shuai, Chong Yang, Yun Zhang, Shan Zhong, Xingchao Liu, Kai Chen, Qin Ran, Hongji Yang, Yu Zhou
Background: Plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (PVT1) has recently been reported to be aberrantly expressed and serves as a prognostic biomarker in many types of cancers. However, its prognostic significance remains controversial. Here, we conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the prognostic value of PVT1 expression in cancers. Results: A total of 2109 patients from 20 studies were included. The results showed that elevated PVT1 expression predicted a poor outcome for overall survival (OS) in nine types of cancers (HR = 1...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348890/adoptive-immunotherapy-shows-encouraging-benefit-on-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Binghao Zhao, Wenxiong Zhang, Dongliang Yu, Jianjun Xu, Yiping Wei
Although adoptive immunotherapy (AIT) is a novel emerging target treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), its actual efficacy remains controversial. In this meta-analysis, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy of AIT for NSCLC. We systematically searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Medline, and Web of Science for relevant parallel randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and high-quality observation studies of AIT without any language restrictions. Two investigators reviewed all the texts and extracted information regarding overall survival rate (OS), progression-free survival rate (PFS), objective response rate (ORR), and disease control rate (DCR) from eligible studies; sensitivity analyses and subgroup analyses were also conducted to reduce heterogeneity Of 319 suitable studies, 15 studies (13 RCTs and 2 observation studies) involving 1684 patients were finally included...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348855/associations-between-erythropoietin-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-diabetic-microvascular-complications
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Hua Li, Huipu Xu, Yuerong Li, Dongdong Zhao, Baoxin Ma
We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the relationship between erythropoietin (EPO) polymorphisms and diabetic microvascular complications. We searched the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane library, Web of Science, Wanfang, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure databases for appropriate studies. Odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated to evaluate the associations. Ultimately, eight studies consisting of 2,861 cases and 2,136 controls were identified and included in our meta-analysis...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348425/serum-uric-acid-levels-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-meta-analysis
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Fan Zhang, Qin Zhang, Yaqiong Ke, Jianbo Hao, Ling Lu, Nannan Lu, Xiling Chen
The pathogenic mechanism of ALS remains unclear. However, increasing evidence has indicated that uric acid (UA) may play a protective role in the pathogenesis of ALS. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between serum UA levels and ALS. A comprehensive literature search in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library was conducted up to 31st August, 2017, using keywords. A random-effects model or fixed-effects model was used to calculate the pooled estimate according to the inter-group heterogeneity...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347997/openbiodiv-o-ontology-of-the-openbiodiv-knowledge-management-system
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Viktor Senderov, Kiril Simov, Nico Franz, Pavel Stoev, Terry Catapano, Donat Agosti, Guido Sautter, Robert A Morris, Lyubomir Penev
BACKGROUND: The biodiversity domain, and in particular biological taxonomy, is moving in the direction of semantization of its research outputs. The present work introduces OpenBiodiv-O, the ontology that serves as the basis of the OpenBiodiv Knowledge Management System. Our intent is to provide an ontology that fills the gaps between ontologies for biodiversity resources, such as DarwinCore-based ontologies, and semantic publishing ontologies, such as the SPAR Ontologies. We bridge this gap by providing an ontology focusing on biological taxonomy...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Semantics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345588/the-role-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-total-occlusions-rationale-and-review-of-the-literature
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Harsh Agrawal, Richard Lange, Ruben Montanez, Soma Wali, Khan Omar Mohammad, Subrata Kar, Mohamed Teleb, Debabrata Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: Chronic total occlusion (CTO) of a coronary artery is defined as an occluded segment with no antegrade flow and a known or estimated duration of at least 12 weeks. OBJECTIVE: We considered the current literature describing the indications and clinical outcomes for de-novo CTO- percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and discuss the role of CTO-PCI and future directions for this procedure. METHOD: Databases (PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Embase, EBSCO, Web of Science, and CINAHL were searched and relevant studies of CTO-PCI were selected for review...
January 16, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345498/effects-of-blueberry-and-cranberry-consumption-on-type-2-diabetes-glycemic-control-a-systematic-review
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Dmup Rocha, Aps Caldas, Bp da Silva, Hh Hermsdorff, Rcg Alfenas
The metabolic effects of cranberry and blueberry consumption on glycemic control have been evaluated in vitro and in animal models as well as in human studies, although findings have not been systematically reviewed yet. Therefore, a systematic review was carried out of relevant randomized clinical trials (RCTs) in order to assess the effect of berries (blueberry and cranberry) consumption on type 2 diabetes (T2DM) glycemic control. Some evidences were also discussed on the anti-diabetic mechanisms exerted by berries polyphenols...
January 18, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345027/does-flavoured-dentifrice-increase-fluoride-intake-compared-with-regular-toothpaste-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Thiago Isidro Vieira, Adrielle Mangabeira, Adílis Kalina Alexandria, Daniele Masterson T P Ferreira, Tatiana Kelly da Silva Fidalgo, Ana Maria Gondim Valença, Lucianne Cople Maia
BACKGROUND: Toothpaste manufacturers encourage through aggressive marketing strategies the overconsumption of fluoridated dentifrices. There are conflicting results regarding fluoride intake from toothpastes in children. AIM: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine whether dentifrice flavour increases fluoride ingestion by children. DESIGN: We included clinical trials on children that evaluated the use of flavoured dentifrice - FD vs regular dentifrice - RD to identify the fluoride intake...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343138/the-efficacy-of-myo-inositol-supplementation-to-prevent-gestational-diabetes-onset-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jiang Xu, Shandong Ye
INTRODUCTION: The efficacy of myo-inositol supplementation to prevent gestational diabetes onset remains controversial. We conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the influence of myo-inositol supplementation on the incidence of gestational diabetes. METHODS: We search PubMed, Embase, Web of science, EBSCO, and Cochrane Library databases through November 2017 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of myo-inositol supplementation on gestational diabetes onset...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342488/the-effects-of-folate-supplementation-on-diabetes-biomarkers-among-patients-with-metabolic-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Maryam Akbari, Reza Tabrizi, Kamran B Lankarani, Seyed Taghi Heydari, Maryam Karamali, Maryam Kashanian, Fariba Keneshlou, Kayvan Niknam, Fariba Kolahdooz, Zatollah Asemi
Although several studies have evaluated the effect of folate supplementation on diabetes biomarkers among patients with metabolic diseases, findings are inconsistent. This review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was performed to summarize the evidence on the effects of folate supplementation on diabetes biomarkers among patients with metabolic diseases. Randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) published in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Library databases up to 1 September 2017 were searched. Two review authors independently assessed study eligibility, extracted data, and evaluated risk of bias of included studies...
January 17, 2018: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339933/roles-for-librarians-in-systematic-reviews-a-scoping-review
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Angela J Spencer, Jonathan D Eldredge
Objective: What roles do librarians and information professionals play in conducting systematic reviews? Librarians are increasingly called upon to be involved in systematic reviews, but no study has considered all the roles librarians can perform. This inventory of existing and emerging roles aids in defining librarians' systematic reviews services. Methods: For this scoping review, the authors conducted controlled vocabulary and text-word searches in the PubMed; Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts; and CINAHL databases...
January 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339931/assessment-of-knowledge-and-skills-in-information-literacy-instruction-for-rehabilitation-sciences-students-a-scoping-review
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Jill T Boruff, Pamela Harrison
Objective: This scoping review investigates how knowledge and skills are assessed in the information literacy (IL) instruction for students in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech-language pathology, regardless of whether the instruction was given by a librarian. The objectives were to discover what assessment measures were used, determine whether these assessment methods were tested for reliability and validity, and provide librarians with guidance on assessment methods to use in their instruction in evidence-based practice contexts...
January 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338678/supplementation-with-curcuma-longa-reverses-neurotoxic-and-behavioral-damage-in-models-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a-systematic-review
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Ianara Mendonca da Costa, Marco Aurelio de Moura Freire, Jose Rodolfo Lopes de Paiva Cavalcanti, Dayane Pessoa de Araujo, Bianca Norrara, Isleania Maria Marques Moreira Rosa, Eduardo Pereira de Azevedo, Amalia Cinthia Meneses do Rego, Irami Araujo Filho, Fausto Pierdona Guzen
BACKGROUND: The formation of senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles of the tau protein are the main pathological mechanism of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Current therapies for AD offer discrete benefits to the clinical symptoms and do not prevent the continuing degeneration of neuronal cells. Therefore, novel therapeutic strategies have long been investigated, where curcumin (Curcuma longa) has shown some properties that can prevent the deleterious processes involved in neurodegenerative diseases...
January 16, 2018: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338536/p2y12-receptor-inhibitors-an-evolution-in-drug-design-to-prevent-arterial-thrombosis
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Danny Kupka, Dirk Sibbing
P2Y12 inhibitors are a critical component of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) - a combination of a P2Y12 receptor inhibitor and aspirin - which is the superior strategy to prevent arterial thrombosis in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and undergoing stent implantation. Areas covered: Basic science articles, clinical studies, and reviews from 1992-2017 were searched using Pubmed library to collet impactful literature. After an introduction to the purinergic receptor biology, this review summarizes current knowledge on P2Y12 receptor inhibitors including their specific pharmacodynamic as well as pharmacokinetic and drug interaction features...
January 17, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337996/occupational-exposure-to-human-mycobacterium-bovis-infection-a-systematic-review
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Flora Vayr, Guillaume Martin-Blondel, Frederic Savall, Jean-Marc Soulat, Gaëtan Deffontaines, Fabrice Herin
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) is the main causative agent of bovine zoonotic tuberculosis. The aim of this systematic review is to highlight the occupational exposure to bovine tuberculosis due to M. bovis. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A computer based literature search was carried out to identify papers published between January 2006 and March 2017. "PubMed, Cochrane Library and Science Direct" databases were searched systematically. Articles presenting the following properties were included: (i) focusing on M...
January 16, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337171/is-early-tracheostomy-better-for-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-meta-analysis
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Qin Lu, Yonglin Xie, Xunchen Qi, Xinwei Li, Shuxu Yang, Yirong Wang
OBJECTIVE: Tracheotomy have been proven to be benefit for the patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation. However, whether early tracheotomy (less than 10 days) could also improve the outcome of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patient (GCS≤8) remains controversial. The aim of this study was trying to clarify this question. METHODS: We searched four databases (PubMed, Web of Science, Elsevier and Cochrane Library) for articles comparing the outcome of early tracheostomy with late tracheostomy or prolonged intubation on the severe TBI patients...
January 11, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336996/follicular-flushing-in-patients-with-poor-ovarian-response-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Kay Neumann, Georg Griesinger
To evaluate the effect of follicular flushing on clinical outcomes (primary outcome: mean number of COCs) in poor response IVF patients a systematic literature review and meta-analysis was performed. The bibliographic databases OvidMedline (includes Pubmed), Cochrane Library and Web of Science were searched electronically for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing follicular flushing with no flushing. Three RCTs with a total of 210 patients could be included. The mean number of COC did not increase with flushing (weighted mean difference: -0...
December 29, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335899/the-ultrasonographic-whirlpool-sign-in-testicular-torsion-valuable-tool-or-waste-of-valuable-time-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jared McDowall, Ahmed Adam, Louis Gerber, Callistus O A Enyuma, Sunday J Aigbodion, Sean Buchanan, Abdullah E Laher
PURPOSE: A positive whirlpool sign (WS) is defined as the presence of a spiral-like pattern when the spermatic cord is assessed during ultrasonography (US), using standard, high-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS) and/or color Doppler sonography (CDS), in the presence of testicular torsion. The objective of this review was to assess the validity and accuracy of this sign by performing a comprehensive systematic literature review and meta-analysis. METHODS: In accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, a comprehensive literature search was performed (August, 2017), using the following databases: BMJ Best Practice, Cochrane Library, Embase, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science...
January 15, 2018: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334343/breast-milk-iodine-concentrations-and-iodine-levels-of-infants-according-to-the-iodine-status-of-the-country-of-residence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pantea Nazeri, Ali Kabir, Hosein Dalili, Parvin Mirmiran, Fereidoun Azizi
BACKGROUND: Iodine, an essential micronutrient, plays a critical role in normal growth and development, especially during the first two years of life. This systematic review and meta-analysis is among the first to evaluate breast-milk iodine concentrations and infant iodine status in countries characterized by iodine sufficiency or deficiency. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, and other relevant databases, as well as reference lists of previous reviews, were searched for relevant studies published between 1986 and 2016...
January 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
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